Nick Gillespie and Sen. Tom Coburn Discuss the Fiscal Time Bomb, the Military, and Morals in America

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“Both parties have equally participated in abandoning the limited role of the federal government,” says Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.). Coburn’s new book, The Debt Bomb: A Bold Plan to Stop Washington from Bankrupting Our Economy, argues that Republicans and Democrats together have brought the U.S. to the brink of fiscal calamity. Reason.com Editor in Chief Nick Gillespie sat down with Coburn in July to discuss wasteful spending, entitlement reform, the need for free market health care, and whether he’s losing faith in the government’s ability to enforce values.

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